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The Temple Scroll: Reconstructing an ancient manufacturing practice

Updated: Sep 11, 2019

High-resolution mapping of the distribution of elements in a sample from the 2,000-year-old Temple Scroll, as shown by the colors at the right of this image, is providing insight into the scroll's ancient fabrication methods. Photo-illustration by James Weaver

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